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Introductory Seminars for First-Year Students
The Science and Ethics of Personalized Genomic Medicine
In this seminar, we will explore the exciting new field of personalized genomic medicine. Personalized medicine is based on the idea that each person's unique genome sequence can be used to predict risk of acquiring specific diseases and to make more informed medical choices. We will learn about the fascinating science behind these approaches, where they are heading in the future, and the ethical implications such technology presents. Classes will be augmented with hands-on experience in exploring and analyzing a real person's genome, and guest lectures from leaders in the field.